More and more information coming to light is that there is not a cut-and-dried list of foods that are so overwhelmingly perfect that their counterparts are reduced to nutritional back stage. It’s not JUST spinach, but other dark leafy greens are close enough in phytochemicals that they should be consumed just as often. I think in months and years to come, you will see “superfoods” expanded to “super food groups”. After looking at these reports, it’s easy to see that most raw natural unprocessed food can give you many nutritional boots. Variety is the key!
In short, they list a known superfood and give their close cousins and why we need them!
All types of beans are Superfoods, including readily available varieties such as pinto, navy, lima, garbanzo, green beans, sugar snap peas and green peas.
Purple grapes, cranberries,boysenberries, raspberries, strawberries, currants, blackberries, cherries and
all other varieties of fresh, frozen or dried berries (Raisins count!).
Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, turnips, cauliflower, collards, bok choy, mustard greens, Swiss chard.
Brown rice, barley, wheat, buckwheat, rye, millet, bulgur wheat, amaranth, quinoa, yellow corn, couscous.
Lemons, white and pink grapefruit, kumquats, tangerines, limes
Carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, orange bell peppers
Alaskan halibut, canned albacore tuna, sardines, herring, trout, sea bass, oysters and clams.
Kale, collards, Swiss chard, mustard greens, turnip greens, bok choy, romaine lettuce, orange bell peppers.
green, white, red, black
Red watermelon; pink grapefruit. Japanese persimmons, red-fleshed papaya, strawberry guava.
TURKEY (SKINLESS BREAST)
Skinless chicken breast
Almonds, pistachios, sesame seeds, peanuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts, pecans, hazelnuts, cashews.
Superfood Smoothie! Spinach and berries